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Mr Alexander Baker

GMC/GDC Number




Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester.

Secretary: 01772 524077


MB ChB, BSc, MSc, DipTh, FRCS

Specialty Areas

1.  Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation: Annular Closure Devices and Key Design Requirements
Guardado, Alexandra A., Alexander Baker, Andrew Weightman, Judith A. Hoyland, and Glen Cooper. 2022.
Bioengineering 9, no. 2: 47.

2.  A new accessible adaptable COVID-19 model -
Michael G Baker, Maximilian de Courten, David A Sidloff, Alexander D L Baker, Walid S El Sayes, Faisal A Alaklobi, Abdulrahman, S Alqahtani, Edward Fraser, Charles Cohen, Isam SM Osman doi:

3.    Dilution and microfiltration of particulate corticosteroids for spinal epidural injections: impact on drug concentration and agglomerate formation. J of Anaesthesia 2019 A. Alcántara Guardado  G. Cooper  A. Weightman  R. Spiess  A.D.L. Baker 22 June 2019

4.    Concordance Between Clinical Examination and MRI Findings, and Its Effect on Surgical Outcome in Patients with Lumbosacral Radiculopathy. J Surg 2017: 184. DOI: 10.29011/2575-9760.000184

5.    Book Chapter McRae's Orthopaedic Trauma and Emergency Fracture Management  White, Timothy O.; MacKenzie, Samuel P.; Gray, Alasdair J. 
2015 ISBN 13: 9780702057304

6.    Book Chapter  Classic Papers in Orthopaedics Banaszkiewicz, Paul, Kader, Deiary F. (Eds.) ISBN 978-1-4471-5451-8

7.    Postgraduate Orthopaedics – Viva Guide for the FRCS Examination ISBN 10: 1107627362ISBN 13: 9781107627369 (2nd – 4th Edition)

8.    Postgraduate Orthopaedics: The candidates guide to the FRCS Examination.  2nd – 4th Edition.  ISBN 10: 0521184711ISBN 13: 9780521184717

9.    A Combined Bony and Soft Tissue, Thoracic Chance Fracture: Late Displacement following Conservative Treatment.  Case reports in orthopaedics  2017-04 | journal-article  PMID: 28487800PMC: PMC5402233DOI: 10.1155/2017/6528673 

10.    Acute paraspinal compartment syndrome as a rare cause of loin pain. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2015;97(2):e11-e12. doi:10.1308/003588414X14055925059471


12.     Spinal disorders in childhood II: Spinal deformity April 2011Surgery (Oxford) David Fender Alexander D L Baker

13.     Spinal surgery in older people: Indications, techniques and outcomes  November 2011 Reviews in Clinical Gerontology  Alexander D L Baker P Sanderson

14.    Skeletal growth patterns in hereditary multiple exostoses: A natural history Article  December 2011Journal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B / European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.  Nick D Clement  Andrew D DuckworthAlexander D L Baker  Daniel Edward Porter

15.    Book Chapter – Spine Structured Oral Questions Baker ADL.  Postgraduate Orthopaedics – Viva Guide for the FRCS Examination Banaszkiewicz and Kader.  Cambridge 2012 ISBN: 978-1-107-62736-9

16.    Book Chapter – Postgraduate Orthopaedics: The candidates guide to the FRCS Examination Second Edition. Spine Oral Core Topics. Alex Baker & Niall Criag.  Banaszkiewics & Kader Cambridge 2011 ISBN 978-0-521-18510-3) 

17.    Tsirikos A., Baker A.D.L., McLean C “Surgical treatment of scoliosis in Smith-Magenis syndrome: a case report.” Journal of medical case reports 2010 Vol 4: p26.

18.    Robinson CM, Teoh KH, Baker A, Bell L “Fractures of the lesser tuberosity of the humerus”.  JBJS (AM) 2009 Vol 91(3):512-520

19.    Baker A.D.L., Burke J, “Back Pain: background, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment.”  Foundation Years Journal:  Foundation Years Journal 2008 Vol 4 (8): p302-308.

20.    Baker A.D.L., Macnicol M., “Haematogenous Osteomyelitis in Children:  aetiology diagnosis and treatment.”  Paediatrics and Child health 2007 Vol 18 (2): p75-84.  

21.    Anakwe R, Tsirikos A., Baker A.D.L., “Late presentation of superior mesenteric artery syndrome following scoliosis surgery.” Journal of medical case reports 2008 Vol 2: p9.

22.    Tsirikos A., Baker A.D.L., McMaster M., “Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Classification, aetiology, and treatment of spinal deformity in children and adolescents.”  Current Orthopaedics: 2006 Vol 20 (6): p430 -445

23.    Baker A.D.L., Tsirikos A., Rose M., McMaster M., “Surgical Correction of Developmental Scoliosis following Cardiac Transplantation”.  Spine 2006 Vol 31(19): pE713-717.

24.    Baker A., Shalaby H., Oliver C. “Digital imaging in the OR” AO Dialogue 2005 Vol 18 (11): p35-38.

25.    Baker A., Porter D. E., Fraser M, Simpson A. H.R.W, “Retardation of stature in Hereditary Multiple Exostoses – A Natural History”. JBJS (Br) Vol 85-B Supplement III 2003 p260

26.    Baker A.D.L., Oliver C.W.O. “Digital imaging in Orthopaedics” Orthopaedic product news.

27.    Baker A.D.L. “Simply the BeST! A review of online surgical training resources.” Association of Surgeons in Training yearbook 2003.

28.    Beattie G.C., Baker A.D.L., Parks R.W., Palmer K., Siriwardena A.K.  “Outcome of endoscopic treatment of acute post-inflammatory pancreatic pseudocysts.”  British Journal of Surgery June 2000; Vol 87 p78.

29.    Beattie G.C., Baker A.D.L., Parks R., Redhead D., Siriwardena A.K. “Current management strategies for the treatment of post-inflammatory pancreatic pseudocysts.” Gastroenterology April 2000; Vol 118 (4) supp. 3685.

30.    Baker A.D.L, A. Bassran, S. Paterson-Brown. “Opinions of patients and the public regarding NHS priorities.” Scottish Medical Journal Oct 2001 Vol 46 (5) 140-142.

Other Professional Roles/Awards/Esteem Markers

Consultant Spinal Surgeon since 2011,
Regional Major Trauma Centre, 
Specialist Centre for Spinal Surgery and Tertiary Referral Centre,  
Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester, 
Directorate Training lead / Surgical training Committee member,
FRCS Examiner,
Masters Degree (MSc.) in Biomechanics, 
Honours Degree (BSc.) in Biochemistry,  
Specialist advisor to NICE guideline development group,
Specialist advisor to Health Service Ombudsman,
International Faculty – AO, Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium / Postgraduate Orthoapedics,
Spinal Fellowship Training in U.K. and U.S.A,
Award winning presentations at international meetings,
Multiple publications in Peer reviewed journals and book chapters,
Edinburgh Trained (Medical School and Orthopaedic Training),
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,
Completion Certificate of Specialist Training 2010, 
National and International teacher/trainer and examiner for FRCS,
Assisted in the development of BeST – an online surgical training resource developed by Harvard Medical School and The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Spine Specialist
It is only natural that people considering surgery or indeed any form of medical treatment should want to know something about the person treating them.  In my regular work as a Consultant Spinal surgeon I am based at a Royal Preston Hospital, and Chorley Hospital as part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a Specialist Centre for Spinal Surgery, Tertiary referral centre and regional Major Trauma Centre serving a population of over 1.4 million people. I undertake all aspects of adult spinal surgery including deformity surgery and complex spinal trauma as well as general orthopaedic trauma.  I have worked at a number of hospitals throughout the north of England and Scotland including centres of excellence and specialist centres for spinal surgery and undertook Fellowship training in Newcastle and North America.  
I am firmly committed to patient-centred care, in which individuals are fully informed and involved in every step of their treatment.  I live in Lancashire, with his wife and two young sons.
I am committed Christian and an ordained Minister in Secular Employment, in the Church of England
He enjoys sailing, skiing as well as growing my own vegetable, keeping pigs and chickens!  He is conversant in British Sign Language.

Languages Spoken

McRae Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Management

Postgraduate Orthopaedic Series:

Viva Guide,

Candidates Guide,

Classic Papers.

Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

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01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

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01772 716565

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